The LU-VE Group has installed a new production line at its plant in Limana, Italy specifically for products that use CO2 and propane.
Plans are already underway to install another line dedicated to the production of machines that use natural refrigerant fluids.
These products, mainly intended for the world of commercial refrigeration and developed through co-design activities with the Group's major partners, are aimed at replacing traditional heat exchangers that use HFC refrigerants.
LU-VE Group has for several years been promoting the replacement of products using high environmental impact refrigerants with products that are suitable instead for the use of low GWP refrigerants, in line with F-GAS legislation expected later this year.
The use of a 3/8" diameter tube instead of the traditional 16mm or 12mm size makes these exchangers suitable both for use with refrigerants that operate at high operating pressures (CO2) and with flammable refrigerants (HC) where it is essential by law to limit the amount of refrigerant charge.
The miniaturization of the tube diameter is part of a process of optimization not only for the performance of the exchanger, but for cost.
This has become particularly important as the price of commodities such as copper have reached record levels.